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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I think you might need to take a break from this thread and cool off. The point of his post was to ask if you were referring to that picture. A "yes" or "No" would have sufficed.
    The point of his post was to be a wanker, there was no need to post the image.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think you need to keep to the topic and not worry about my responses to others seeking to offend.
    Making brash generalizations about atheists being "childish bitches" is hardly on topic.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Making brash generalizations about atheists being "childish bitches" is hardly on topic.
    I'm sure it is quite satisfying though.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Making brash generalizations about atheists being "childish bitches" is hardly on topic.
    You are correct. My apologies.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    What was the point of even displaying that, knowing that someone would get offended unless it was to join in the dickhole crusade going on here? ****ing atheists are the most childish bitches, on the whole, you'll ever encounter.
    I wasn't trying to offend you, I was wondering if that was the one you were talking about, and thought it would be easier to post it instead of trying to explain it.

    Anyways, the fact that you're offended by that is the entire point of the work. Serrano always juxtaposes the beautiful with the repulsive/taboo. His point is that there is beauty even in the most ugly things, and that if you look beyond your boundaries you can see that. You're so bound up in your own limitations that you are unable to appreciate that photo for what it is.

    The best part about Serrano's art is that it challenges you to redefine how you think, and that usually involves people either opening up their minds and accepting the piece for what it is, showing their openness to grow, or people get all upset and offended, exposing their narrowmindedness.

    I actually think that picture is beautiful.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
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    Yet, the same person who said people are too easily offended, threw a tantrum when the image was posted.
    And note, I also made a comment that that image was unduly offensive. And then he went and posted it anyway. The wanker.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I wasn't trying to offend you, I was wondering if that was the one you were talking about, and thought it would be easier to post it instead of trying to explain it.

    Anyways, the fact that you're offended by that is the entire point of the work. Serrano always juxtaposes the beautiful with the repulsive/taboo. His point is that there is beauty even in the most ugly things, and that if you look beyond your boundaries you can see that. You're so bound up in your own limitations that you are unable to appreciate that photo for what it is.

    I actually think that picture is beautiful.
    I cannot appreciate that photo in any way. It is just offensive. But I also understand that this was his intent. But I find nothing artistic about it.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Yeah but you are an athiest.
    Yeah and I know you know there is a difference between agnostic and atheist hehe.

    I believe mankind does not have the capability of understanding the universe, yet there is something out there that has yet been explained.

    I do believe believe that some higher power or powers created the universe, I just don't believe the majority of mankind understands it via their man made religions.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    I cannot appreciate that photo in any way. It is just offensive. But I also understand that this was his intent. But I find nothing artistic about it.
    His intent is not to offend. His intent is to challenge your boundaries. It is your choice on whether you choose to open up your mind or become offended. That is why Serrano's art is so powerful.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yeah and I know you know there is a difference between agnostic and atheist hehe.

    I believe mankind does not have the capability of understanding the universe, yet there is something out there that has yet been explained.

    I do believe believe that some higher power or powers created the universe, I just don't believe the majority of mankind understands it via their man made religions.
    Interesting.

    I'm a Brythonic Celtic pagan although I very much support the Church of England in England and have a definite soft spot for Christianity particularly Catholic and Celtic Xtianity.

    I don't mind agnosticism or even athiesm meaning the simple disbelief in God(s). It is more the other assumptions and behaviours which seem to usually accompany modern western athiest that I dislike, they have a lot in common with the worst of modern liberalism as well.
    Last edited by Wessexman; 12-16-08 at 12:19 AM.
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